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Along Our Trails 2015

Gifts of the Glaciers

Groton's geographic location and the impacts of the Ice Age glaciers that once covered the region have created a rich geological and biological environment that is unique in Massachusetts. About one-third of Groton is public open space with a network of over 110 miles of trails, 17 miles of the Squannacook and Nashua Rivers, plus Lost Lake and several large ponds.

Attend the Keynote Presentation and select from the activities listed below to explore the rivers, wetlands, eskers, kames, drumlins, and kettle holes left behind by the glaciers, and learn about the history of Groton, both pre- and post-settlement. Unless otherwise indicated, activities are suitable for families with children. All activities are free except the canoeing/kayaking.

1. Morning Mountain Bike (Advanced) - 7:45-12:00.

Challenging ride past outcrops, wetlands and many geologic features.

2. Morning Hike (Intermediate) - 9:00-12:00.

Experience many glacial remnants hiking from Town Forest to Town Hall.

3. Canoeing/Kayaking - 9:30-6:30.

Discounted rentals. Self-guided tours of the Nashua River.

4. Lunchtime - 12:00-12:30.

Have a bite to eat at any of the several establishments on Main St. (Rte. 119).

5. Groton Greenway Video - Two showings: 12:00-12:30 and 1:30-2:00.The story of the Nashua River from its clean-up to the present.

6. Groton Historical Society Open House - 12:00-4:00. See artifacts and memorabilia that tell the story of Groton's history.

7. "Gifts of the Glaciers" Keynote Presentation - 12:30-1:30. The story of Groton's unique geology, ecology, and human history.

8. Geology Bus Tour - Please note that the Bus Tour has

been cancelled.

9. Afternoon Hikes (Intermediate) - 1:45-5:00.

Long hike: Gibbet Hill to Williams Barn. 1:45-3:00. Short hike: Town Hall to Gibbet Hill.

10. Afternoon Mountain Bike (Beginner) - 2:00-4:00

Easy ride along forest trails around Williams Barn.

Organizers & Contributors: Groton Trails Committee, Groton Conservation Trust, Nashua River Watershed Association, Groton Greenway Committee, Groton Historical Society, Nahsoba Paddler, LLC., Wachusett NEMBA, and Groton Sustainability Commission have organized this event to introduce newcomers to Groton and to educate all about the biodiversity that defines this area.

RSVP and Contact Information: For questions, contact Paul Funch 978-448-2813,

Dog Policy: Dogs on leash are allowed only on the hikes.

Groton Herald

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450

145 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 014510
[Prescott Community Center]

Telephone: 978-448-6061

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